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Extended Park Hours for Magic Kingdom in January and February 2020

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Magic Kingdom has extended park hours for select days in January and February 2020. Read on for dates affected and what this means for your trip.

It is not uncommon for Disney to extend park hours for guests, especially during higher peak times when there is an influx of guests visiting, or when a major attraction opens that literally everyone in the galaxy is anxious to ride…looking at you, Rise of the Resistance.

We have seen this most recently with Hollywood Studios. Rise of the Resistance opened up to guests just last week, and Disney changed park hours approximately 14 times since then (kidding). First, they moved up morning opening times for just a few weeks, and then second, they added some evening Extra Magic Hours. Finally, they just decided to open even earlier for the next few weeks and still keep late EMH.

Whew!

Pluto in Castle Hub at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World l kennythepirate.com

Thankfully, we don’t see such sudden and numerous changes to Magic Kingdom.

Here are the changes to park hours at Magic Kingdom in January and February 2020. Most of the changes are around MLK weekend, which is always a busy time.

Character Locator and Kenny’s crowd calendars will reflect these changes very soon.

  • December 15 – park opens at 8 am instead of 9 am
  • December 20 – park opens at 8 am instead of 9 am, with Extra Magic Hours from 7-8 am
  • December 21 – park opens at 7 am instead of 8 am
  • January 5 – park closes at 9 pm instead of 8 pm
  • January 11 – park closes at 10 pm instead of 8 pm
  • January 17 (MLK weekend) – park closes at 9 pm instead of 8 pm
  • January 18 (MLK weekend) – park opens at 8 am instead of 9 am and closes at 11 pm instead of 8 pm
  • January 19, 20, 21 – park closes at 9 pm instead of 8 pm
  • January 25 – park closes at 10 pm instead of 8 pm
  • February 1 – park closes at 10 pm instead of 8 pm
Cinderella Castle and Fountain in Castle Hub at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World l kennythepirate.com

With these changes, you will see FastPass options pop up for these new times. Be sure to grab your 7 Dwarf Mine Train FP if you weren’t able to score one on your 60-day mark or change times around if you didn’t get it for the time you wanted.

Then, head over to Character Locator to make sure your touring plans are up to date with these new changes. You will be able to tweak some things around to accommodate for the extra time you can spend in the park!

Are you visiting Magic Kingdom on any of these days?

-Monica S.




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